Income Mobility in Rural Thailand: Case Study from 4 Provinces

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วรชิต รุ่งพรหมประทาน
นิรมล อริยอาภากมล

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This paper investigated factors determining income mobility in four Thai provinces, namely, Chachoengsao, Lopburi, Buriram and Sisaket. The panel data were taken from Research Institute for Policy Evaluation and Design (RIPED). Household income adjusted by OECD equivalence scale was used as a measure of well-being and multivariate OLS estimation technique was employed. The empirical findings suggested strong convergence of adult equivalent income. A number of factors were found to be important determinants of upward income mobility. Among others, education improvement, reductions in children and elderly ratios, enhanced employment opportunities as well as an increase in farm size should accelerate income mobility of rural Thai households.

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